It’s a Good Year, if it Snows by November

…especially if it happens before my birthday; that’s what I’ve always said. So along those lines, it was a good year.  A year of firsts, for sure, including being able to gaze out the window at the snow without having to go out in it first.









And speaking of birthdays, I came home from a long business trip – you know the usual big celebrity stuff…book signings, paparazzi, glamorous events – no wait, that was just the crazy dream I had the night before, it was just a business trip – anyway, coming home I had cause for alarm.  Looking up as I walked in, it appeared we had an infiltration of yellow snow.  Or maybe the Blob?  Best case, someone had filled the attic with vanilla pudding. 

Further inspection seemed to confirm my theory of vanilla pudding….








With a closer look, I found it was hard as a rock, and an excellent application of spray foam.  We’re confident this will serve a few purposes….heat retention, for sure, but also as a deterrent for the chipmunks and mice that thought the attic – now cleared of raccoons – would be an excellent winter home.

As a bonus to the attic work, we were able to unearth the old pulley for the bell.  NEAT!  We will definitely be re-using this. 








Since it’s still a snowy / rainy / cold mess out there, I think the rest of today will be focused on some important in-house projects.  I’m thinking baking blueberry muffins, Netflix, laundry.  I’m not sure this is how the students of old spent their days here, but I argue it’s an acceptable improvement.

One thought on “It’s a Good Year, if it Snows by November

  • Beautiful post… You seem truly to be in the place you were meant to be. Glad to come along with you. Happy birthday!!!

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